Using Radar to Find Birds

Expert tips and gear will help you find more fish

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On radar, birds moving fast are probably just looking. If they stay in one place, they’re most likely feeding.Bill Boyce
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Birds at 8 and 12 o’clock on a split screen set to a 6-mile scale (left) and 3-mile scale (right).
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Capt. Terry Nugent uses his Raymarine 4 kw HD dome to pick out bird flocks, like the one indicated.
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Furuno’s 25 kw, 6-foot antenna helps Capt. Ed Dwyer see a solo bird at six miles.
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Simrad (above) and Garmin (next photo) open arrays pump out serious power.